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The Resource Can you hear me?, Elena Varvello ; translated by Alex Valente

Can you hear me?, Elena Varvello ; translated by Alex Valente

Label
Can you hear me?
Title
Can you hear me?
Statement of responsibility
Elena Varvello ; translated by Alex Valente
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
1978. Ponte, a small community in Northern Italy: peaceful woods, discarded rubbish, a closed-down factory. An unbearably hot summer like many others, wilted flowers and trips to the waterfalls. Elia Furenti is sixteen, living in a secluded house with his parents, a life so unremarkable that even its moderate unhappiness has been accepted as normal. That is until the day the beautiful, damaged Anna returns to Ponte and firmly propels Elia to the edge of adulthood. But then everything starts to unravel. Elia's father, Ettore, is let go from his job and loses himself in the darkest corners of his mind. A young boy is murdered, shaking the small community to its core. And a girl climbs into a van and vanishes in the deep, dark woods..
Summary
Sixteen-year-old Elia Furenti lives in a small town in Italy where he avoids his unhappy family by making friends with the Trabuio family whose mother has a mysterious connection to Elia's parents
Awards note
English PEN Award. Winner 2017.
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10652071
Cataloging source
YDX
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Varvello, Elena
Dewey number
853.92
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
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Valente, Alex
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True
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  • Murder
  • Families
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Nineteen seventies
  • Small cities
  • Murder
  • Teenage girls
  • Missing persons
  • Italy, Northern
  • Italy, Northern
Target audience
adult
Label
Can you hear me?, Elena Varvello ; translated by Alex Valente
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Italian: Einaudi Editore, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060537120
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781473654884
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980735674
Label
Can you hear me?, Elena Varvello ; translated by Alex Valente
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published in Italian: Einaudi Editore, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000060537120
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
260 pages
Isbn
9781473654884
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980735674

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